Grand Theft Auto IV

released on Apr 29, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the eleventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The game is played from a third-person perspective and its world is navigated on-foot or by vehicle. Throughout the single-player mode, players play as Niko Bellic. An online multiplayer mode is included with the game, allowing up to 32 players to engage in both co-operative and competitive gameplay in a recreation of the single-player setting.

Two expansion packs were later released for the game, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, which both feature new plots that are interconnected with the main Grand Theft Auto IV storyline, and follow new protagonists.

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Never before has a single mistake effected a game's quality as much as GTA 4. At it's core, GTA 4 is a spectacular game that's unfortunately utterly ruined by a lack of checkpoints, making the game borderline unfinishable.
I rarely mark a game down for being too hard, but GTA 4 can be outright unfair in later story missions, and losing 20-30 minutes of progress to an off-screen death makes GTA 4 an absolute chore to play.

Probably my favourite GTA game (unless GTA VI turns out to be as good as RDR2)

something was bothering me for a good chunk of the 7 or so hours i played of this. i generally really enjoy rockstar's stuff (i mean, this game's successor and red dead redemption II are two of my favourite games of all time), so... why do i not like this? other than being less refined than later entries in rockstar's catalogue, it's still the same general formula they've stuck with for decades.
i just, truly don't think this greyer version of GTA works all that well. niko bellic is a horrible, awful person, going off of the info the game gives you within my 7 hours of play time. having your main character be an ex-human trafficker is maybe not the best way to get me to care about him. like, sure, GTAV's Trevor is probably worse in almost every way, but i think that game's more satirical, wacky tone fits that way better. i never once felt like i was being asked to genuinely sympathise with Trevor.
and idk, other than that, i just found this boring? like, i just spent the last 2 hours doing gig work as main story missions. gig work that ends up playing out almost identically every time, for characters who are somewhat memorable only in how loud they yell everything. maybe i'm missing something, but i was not once compelled to care about a single person i met in Liberty City, and without that aspect this game is absolutely nothing.

Driving is semi realistic 9/10
shooting feels like a live leak video 8/10
The map is really boring but still a solid foundation 6/10
atmosphere is depressing 7/10
story is 7.5/10 for me